Vietnam : A glimpse of Ho Chi Minh city and Hanoi

Spending time in Vietnam is phenomenal for travelling and backpacking. The nation is full of amazing travel sites. Among numerous spots of tourism for Vietnam's astonishing appeal; peaceful towns, tranquil lakes, old pagodas, ravishing lakes particularly charm the travel monstrosities. 

Vietnam is blessed by God and nature alike. With imposing mountains, stunning caverns, entwining waterways and rivers, fantastic waterfalls, Vietnam is the ideal destination for exploring caves, conquering mountains and parachuting. The north gives magnificient mountains, terraced fields stetching along slopes, small villages covered up in mist.Central Vietnam gives enchanting untamed wildlife,national parks and natural reserves. The south displays huge fields, extravagant fruits gardens and beautiful floating markets.
Vietnam gives a wide assortment of alternatives. Cities such as Ho Chin Minh City and Hanoi are finest areas to have stylish garments and genuine antique pieces. Travellers additionally get a kick out of the chance to have Vietnam War-Army watches and military garments as forces of the country. Night life of Vietnam is throbbing and the festival enthusiasts are excited by the reviving nightlife. Pools, Nightclubs, bars and clubs are a standard site beneath. 


Vietnam's biggest city is the economic centre for the nation. The city gloats beguiling French colonial design and wide roads.
 There are various bars and clubs in Ho Chin Minh City- the most mainstream ones among them being Apocalypse Now, Q Bar, Underground Bar and Grill and Carmen Bar. 
Ho Chi Minh City is the lively business center point of present day Vietnam, with wide roads,and fantastic pioneer structures.

The Saigon River streams from Cambodia through South Vietnam before converging into the South China Sea near the Mekong Delta. Along the riverbanks are small villages, underground sections going back to the Vietnam War and huge buildings of the city.
Saigon River
Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh city is full of Motorbikes,autos, and rickshaws. It's a city with a billion things happening without a moment's delay. A plethora of options for accomodation is available for backpackers, travellers and tourists. Hostels can be found in a budget of around 60,000–300,000 VN. Accomodation in hotels can be found in a budget of 200,000–600,000 VND.

The local food is cheap and can be found on the streets everywhere. Food at the streets come at a very modest rate of 20,000 VND. Various options for transportation are available. Public transports around the city costs 3,500 VND. Cabs are costlier than that. One can also avail bikes on rent for travel.

Street food, Ho Chi Minh city


Hanoi shows a staggering hybrid of Sino Vietnamese and French colonial influence. Hanoi has the quintessential French charm as the old French colonial homes lay disintegrating with advanced structures springing up around them, gradually bringing the city into the cutting edge age. The best way to explore Hanoi is by travelling through the narrow lanes and markets crowded with tourists. Hanoi is exceptionally occupied, and the city is full of bicycles, transports, markets, and travelers.

The old quarter is an extraordinary place to sit and drink Bia Hoi, a shoddy Vietnamese beer.The little stalls sell beer by the glass for as little as 2,000 dong, Hanoi is a great place to just sit down, chat with the locals and be a part of the craziness.

Hoan Kiem Lake

Hoan Kiem Lake
 Hoan Kiem Lake is considered to be the home of giant turtles. Legend has it that King Le Loi was given a magical sword by the gods, which he used to drive out the attacking Chinese Ming Dynasty. Later, while sailing on the lake, he experienced a mammoth turtle, which snatched the sword and conveyed it down to the bottom of the lake, returning it to the Gods. The turtles are venerated by the Vietnamese and this legend is a wellspring of gigantic pride for all of Vietnam. The lake is brimming with tortoise, which is unparalleled amongst Vietnamese lakes.Tortoise is viewed as a holy creature in Vietnam,so Hoan Kiem Lake is considered as a heavenly abode that nurtures tortoise.

During late evening,a large number of couples holding hands strolling next to each other along the lake can be seen.

For those intrigued by war history, there's a great deal to see, from the American Vietnam War to the French Vietnam War.

After the war, the triumphant side did nothing for the people. They burrowed the divisions deeper, even inside the families of the vanquished side. A devastating clash that left more than 3 million Vietnamese and almost 60,000 American troops dead, biting cracks over the common war still stays profound and unresolved.

For those who fought for it, freedom has a flavour. The protected will never know.

There are a lot of countries, yet Vietnam enchants in its own way.